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Las Vegas Metro Police to acquire Airbus H145

Las Vegas Metro Police to acquire Airbus H145

30-Mar-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Local news outlets in Nevada are reporting that the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police have approval to buy a new Airbus H145, with delivery targeted for March 2017.  The new helicopter will operate in the SAR role and replace one of two HH-1H helicopers which date back to the early 1970s.  The Metropolitan Police Committee on... Read more

Las Vegas Metro Police takes delivery of new MD530F

Las Vegas Metro Police takes delivery of new MD530F

30-Oct-2015Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today the delivery of a new MD 530F helicopter to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Aviation Unit. The LVMPD’s purchase of the new aircraft was approved by Metro’s Fiscal Affairs Committee on April 27. Collectively, the addition of the new MD 530F to LVMPD’s fleet will increase operational... Read more

31-Dec-14 N530KK MD Helicopters MD530F Las Vegas, US-Nevada

31-Dec-14 N530KK MD Helicopters MD530F Las Vegas, US-Nevada

31-Dec-2014

Very heavy landing in residential area, minor injuries to 2 POB later named as David Callen and Paul Lourenco.... Read more

Las Vegas police officer linked to air unit audit abruptly retires

Las Vegas police officer linked to air unit audit abruptly retires

1-Sep-2014Source: RJ

The Las Vegas police officer who accused his bosses of burying his scathing audit of Metro’s aviation unit has abruptly retired. See Full Story... Read more

Las Vegas police captain retires over Guns N Roses guitarist flight

Las Vegas police captain retires over Guns N Roses guitarist flight

2-Jan-2014Source: Las Vegas R-J

Capt. David O’Leary, Las Vegas Police’s Financial Crimes Bureau boss, has retired as a captain over a freebie flight became public when Guns N Roses guitarist DJ Ashba posted a photo with  detailed description on Instagram back in August 2013.  See full story Image courtesy of Brand USA... Read more

22-Jul-13 N233JP Bell UH-1H Mount Clarleston, US-Nevada (1F)

22-Jul-13 N233JP Bell UH-1H Mount Clarleston, US-Nevada (1F)

22-Jul-2013

According to a LVMPD press release, David Vanbuskirk “somehow became detached from the hoist line, falling into the canyon below.” The distance that the man fell is under investigation, but Sheriff Doug Gillespie later stated in a press conference that “it is clear that this was a non-survivable fall and he died on impact.” The... Read more

24-Sep-12 N911BL MD Helicopters MD530F Las Vegas, US-Nevada

24-Sep-12 N911BL MD Helicopters MD530F Las Vegas, US-Nevada

24-Sep-2012

Heavy landing on training flight and ended up on its starboard side.  Local press later named (here) Police Sgt. Darin R. Garness  as being at the controls, and the other pilot was officer Clifford Wicks.... Read more

18-May-12 Bell UH-1 Red Rock Canyon, US-Nevada

18-May-12 Bell UH-1 Red Rock Canyon, US-Nevada

18-May-2012

Las Vegas police Huey rescue helicopter clipped a Red Rock Canyon wall with its main rotor blades on a training flight with 5 POB.  Sources say a strong wind gust pushed the Bell HH-1H helicopter into a canyon wall in the Spring Mountain range.  Safe landing, no injuries... Read more

12-Aug-09 N911WY MD Helicopters MD530FF Las Vegas, US-Nevada

12-Aug-09 N911WY MD Helicopters MD530FF Las Vegas, US-Nevada

12-Aug-2009

12-Aug-09 N911WY MD Helicopters MD530FF Las Vegas, US-Nevada... Read more

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